This is a selection of publications from the Structural Power Composites Group. For a full list of publications, please see below.


BibTex format

author = {Ishfaq, A and Nguyen, S and Greenhalgh, ES and Shaffer, MSP and Kucernak, ARJ and Asp, LE and Zenkert, D and Linde, P},
doi = {10.1177/00219983221132621},
journal = {Journal of Composite Materials},
pages = {817--828},
title = {Multifunctional design, feasibility and requirements for structural power composites in future electric air taxis},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00219983221132621},
volume = {57},
year = {2022}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - This study investigates the viability of implementing multifunctional structural power composites in a four-seater air taxi, the CityAirbus. For a given specific energy of the power source, the cruise endurance can be approximately doubled by using structural power composites as opposed to conventional batteries. Replacing all the eligible composite mass and batteries with structural power composites can reduce the CityAirbus weight by 25%. To achieve the current design performance, the minimum required elastic modulus, strength, specific energy and power for the structural power composite are 54 GPa, 203 MPa, 74 Wh/kg and 376 W/kg, respectively: current state-of-the-art structural power composites are now approaching this level of performance. Hence, structural power composites are considered feasible for adoption in the urban air mobility sector and have the potential to improve endurance and facilitate commercialization. This paper also discusses several key challenges that must be addressed to realize the adoption of structural power composites in future electric air taxis.
AU - Ishfaq,A
AU - Nguyen,S
AU - Greenhalgh,ES
AU - Shaffer,MSP
AU - Kucernak,ARJ
AU - Asp,LE
AU - Zenkert,D
AU - Linde,P
DO - 10.1177/00219983221132621
EP - 828
PY - 2022///
SN - 0021-9983
SP - 817
TI - Multifunctional design, feasibility and requirements for structural power composites in future electric air taxis
T2 - Journal of Composite Materials
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/00219983221132621
UR - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/00219983221132621
UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/100184
VL - 57
ER -